A new coalition of national nursing organizations aims to increase nurses presence on corporate and nonprofit health-related boards of directors throughout the country, according to a news release. The Nurses on Boards Coalition will implement a national strategy to bring the nursing perspective to governing boards and national and state commissions with an interest in health. The goal is to put 10,000 nurses on boards by the year 2020. The effort is a direct response to the Institute of Medicines report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which recommends nurses play more pivotal decision-making roles on boards and commissions in improving the health of Americans. The endeavor is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP as part of their collaborative effort to implement the recommendations of the IOM report through the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, according to the release.
Members of the coalition include the following.
American Academy of Nursing
American Assembly For Men in Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Association
American Nurses Foundation
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association
Association of Public Health Nurses
National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers
Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
National League For Nursing
National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
National Student Nurses Association
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Sigma Theta Tau International